About Locos por Juana
“Funky Miami-style fusion with exuberant energy and danceability that's thrillingly just this side of chaos -- great fun… [Locos Por Juana are] Miami's beloved Latin-reggae-hip-hop mash-up masters… La Verdad hums with energy and invention.” – Jordan Levin, Miami Herald
[Locos por Juana] has a devoted following thanks to its live performances and [three] albums…This hard-gigging ensemble from Miami delivers a wildly diverse sound, ranging from rock to reggae with a generous splash of Latino Caribbean sounds in between…Leila Cobo, Billboard Magazine
They are certainly not traditional and much less predictable. Locos por Juana is an urban group with a sound that is hard to define, yet its sheer exuberance and funkiness never ceases to amaze.
Locos por Juana are a self-described Latin urban orchestra from Miami whose wide-ranging musical approach draws from tropical styles such as reggae, cumbia, and salsa as well as urban styles such as hip-hop, rock, and Latin alternative. Founded in Miami, FL, the multicultural band is comprised of Itagüí Correa (vocals; from Colombia), Mark Kondrat (guitar; Colombia) and Javier Delgado (drums; Colombia).
Their hybrid sound emanates from the heart of Colombia and reflects the feelings of its people while celebrating the country’s rich musical history. “They are the sounds that every Colombian carries in his heart, whether they are from Barranquilla or Medellin … it’s part of their heritage,” says vocalist Itagui Correa.
Locos por Juana made their commercial recording debut in 2002 with a self-titled full-length album on the Miami-based independent label Musical Productions. Featuring the single "Que Es Lo Que Está Pasando," Locos por Juana was critically acclaimed and earned the band a nomination for Best Urban Artist at the 2003 Premios Lo Nuestro. The follow-up album, Música pa'l Pueblo (2005), also released by Musical Productions, was similarly acclaimed. Featuring a duet with Armando Manzanero ("Adoro"), Música pa'l Pueblo was nominated for Best Latin Rock Album at the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards. The third Locos por Juana album, La Verdad (2008), was released by the Universal Music Group subsidiary Machete Music and was nominated for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album at the 2009 Grammy Awards. In 2010, Locos por Juana released an independent EP entitled EVOLUCION and is currently in the Studio recording songs for there new Album, SOMOS DE LA CALLE, which will be released later this Summer 2011.